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Christmas Artisan Market at the Kentville Library

Christmas Artisan Market at the Kentville Library Dating back centuries, the month-long Christmas Markets from London to Budapest are legendary. This year the Kentville library travels to old world Europe for a one-day festive Christmas Artisan Market. Set in a historic building, the library will present artisans from the surrounding community. A local musician will set the atmosphere with live cello music. Shop your gift list from a host of local artists who make beautiful one-of-a-kind artwork, photography, jewelry, fibre art, culinary delights, pottery, and more. Some of the goodies on offer include Irish cheesecakes, eggnog cookies, tarte Tatin, and…
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In With the New

In With the New When you are planning for holiday gift buying or entertaining, why not try one of these new businesses in the Valley? Studio Philippe Goldsmith, 468 Main Street, WolfvilleObscured by scaffolding for a few months, Studio Philippe Goldsmith is now out in the open, and ready for customers! The shop offers a collection of fine designer jewellery items, made on site. Their gemstones are ethically sourced, and their metalsmithing and diamonds are from recycled or reclaimed sources.facebook.com/studiophilippegoldsmith Two Hearts General Store, 416 Main Street, WolfvilleOne of the newest members of the Wolfville business community is Two Hearts…
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7th Annual “The Stockings Were Hung” Fundraiser Is Ready To Go

7th Annual “The Stockings Were Hung” Fundraiser Is Ready To Go The 7th Annual “The Stockings Were Hung” community fundraiser is underway. Donna Conrad and her team at RE/MAX Advantage in Kentville are excited to lead this project again, which they started in 2013. “The Stockings Were Hung” is a collaborative effort of local businesses, service and community groups, sports teams, and families. Its purpose is mainly to collect items to fill Christmas stockings for local youth (from primary to grade 12) and their families. Toys are also donated, and this year the stocking project has grown to incorporate some…
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Mike Uncorked: L’Arche’s Applewicks Christmas Craft Fair Celebrates 20th Year!

Mike Uncorked:L’Arche’s Applewicks Christmas Craft Fair Celebrates 20th Year!By Mike Butler In my close to eleven years of writing for The Grapevine, I can’t believe I’ve never featured the Applewicks Christmas Craft Fair! This floors me because L’Arche (and the amazing folks who work there) and Christmas are two of my favourite things! I had the pleasure of chatting with the handsome Greg Brown, Program Leader for Applewicks for almost two years now, and he filled me in on the fun things happening there and all the glitz and glamour of the upcoming craft fair. “Applewicks is the work-based program…
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Craft Fair and Art Sale Listings

Craft Fair and Art Sale Listings Crafters, artists, and artisans all over the Valley are out in full force to help you get ready for the holidays. Here are more of the many upcoming events where you can find endless gift ideas, enjoy tasty treats, and support local entrepreneurs and community organizations in the process: 6th Annual Artisan Christmas Market–HarbourvilleEnjoy a relaxed atmosphere to Christmas shop original items created by local artisans. Hot lunch and refreshments available. Saturday November 16, 10am – 4pm & Sunday November 17, 10am – 4pmNorth Mountain United Tapestry3201 Long Point RoadHarbourville, Nova Scotiaunitedtapestry@gmail.com — Somerset…
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THE TWELVE DAYS OF CRAFTING: CRAFT LOCAL Pop-Up Studio & Gift Shop

THE TWELVE DAYS OF CRAFTING: CRAFT LOCAL Pop-Up Studio & Gift ShopBy Annita Nichol 360 Main Street, Wolfville has a new tenant. For two weeks, starting November 23, our community will have a space where kids and kids-at-heart get the hands-on opportunity to explore new crafts and learn new skills in one of our 30 make + take workshops. Workshops will run during the day, after school (and December 6 in-service) camps, evenings, and weekends, from November 23 to December 7. We are currently recruiting local experts in their fields to instruct workshops. If you have knowledge you’d love to…
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Buying, Collecting, and Framing Art for Your Home

Buying, Collecting, and Framing Art for Your HomeAnna Horsnell That iconic first view of Cape Blomidon from the 101 highway. The landmark tree marking your approach into Kingsport. These are signs of home to many: familiar, reassuring, pleasing. It’s that type of connection that often attracts someone to a piece of art. Perhaps it is the simple beauty of a painting, the dramatic effect of the photograph, or an emotional response to that piece of sculpture. The decision to buy art is personal. In conversation with Simone Labuschagne from Wolfville’s Harvest Gallery, she offered suggestions for those interested in purchasing…
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Who’s Who: Guy Paul Thibault

Who’s Who: Guy Paul ThibaultBy Mike Butler For my Who’s Who column, I am never without a wide range of talented people to interview, from the Valley and beyond. The arts community is huge here with artists, writers, and musicians all leaving their mark on our local arts scene. I’ve been very fortunate to learn about so many gifted singers and songwriters this year and here’s another: Guy Paul Thibault. Guy Paul was referred to me recently by a “friend and fan,” and I couldn’t be happier to be able to share his accomplishments with you. Guy Paul is from…
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Time to Plant Garlic: TapRoot Farms Offering Garden Plots This Fall

Time to Plant Garlic: TapRoot Farms Offering Garden Plots This Fall Patricia Bishop says right now is the perfect time to plant your garlic for next year, and TapRoot has community garden plots available now for you to do it. “If you want garlic for next year,” Bishop says, “it would be ideal to get your plot now and plant your garlic to harvest in July. At TapRoot we have garden plots available for anyone who would like to grow their own food.” TapRoot has twenty garden plots available at their Church street location for anyone without access to land…
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Hobbit Hill Farm

Hobbit Hill FarmBy Jennifer Graham Have you heard of the Hobbit? Turns out the Tolkien character is non-fiction.Perched on the hill beside the Grand Pré Winery, you’ll find the “Hobbit Hill Farm” stand. It’s built into the ridge of the garden plot that produces the veggies on the table. There you’ll find items like Swiss chard, kale, onions, garlic, carrots, potatoes, beans, flowers, herbs, zucchini, cucumbers, lettuces, and maybe even a cookie jar. The bunches are big, and prices range from 50 cents to $3. You rarely see the Hobbit. Prices are marked on the boxes and he trusts that…
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